This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.
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I have about $90,000 in student debt. Student Loans expects me to pay it off in 9 years. AHAHAHAHA. Having a disability tripled my student debt. It took me longer to finish school, and I couldn’t work enough to cover my living expenses. So because I took extra time to finish school, it added more living expenses to my debt which inevitably raised my debt to an unmanageable amount. But what else was I supposed to do? Drop out of school and work minimum wage with no benefits and not be able to afford my medication? I’d also be unable to do the work that I do now, which is work the government should appreciate because I’m helping others get back on their feet, so really the government should owe me money for giving them more tax payers. Ugh.
Doing my client notes on a Sunday because I am super duper lazy
I was a sweet, sensitive, young girl who had a few best friends. I spent many hours of my childhood days playing along to my imagination. Nothing could be more entertaining or fulfilling to me back then. Though rather creative and resourceful, I lacked self-confidence and emotional stability at times. I…
I can really relate to this. I had a similar temperament, but I was a little more outgoing.
Not viewing the “problems” as the whole person.
- Good Therapy Is Imperfect
- Sometimes We Can’t Help
Therapists should understand that while they will never give up on a person, they may not always be the right person to help a certain individual.
Sometimes, when I hear the stories of other people with bipolar disorder, I doubt my own diagnosis. Other people have had it so much harder than me. Then I think about the time I tried to set myself on fire, the time I covered my apartment in sticky notes, all the irresponsible spending, drinking, crippling depression, and my suicide attempt. I may not have been in and out of the hospital, and I don’t have psychosis, but I definitely have bipolar disorder.
I’m trying to get a support group for youth with bipolar disorder up and running and would like to know if any of you have been to a support group before and could share with me what you thought was done well, and what could have been different about it?